BURY ART SOCIETY | Bury Art Musuem | Until 14 February
This popular exhibition showcases a wide variety of styles and subject matter by an impressive array of local artists. The work, the majority of which is for sale, goes through a judging process which guarantees a high standard of exhibition. Visitors can also vote for their favourite artwork.
BRIGHT 'OLD' THINGS EXHIBITION | Selfridges | 8 Jan - 28 Feb
Selfridges Exchange Square has partnered with the Whitworth Art Gallery to champion older designers and artists in a twist on the store’s famous Bright Young Things exhibition. As part of the campaign, the Whitworth, Manchester’s gallery in the park, is in residence at Selfridges Exchange Square with a specially commissioned exhibition and talks series that features artists who found success in their later years.
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING | Cornerhouse Cinema | Now
Golden Globe nominated film A Theory Of Everything is showing in Manchester theatres. The film, part biopic, part love story, is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.
WHOSE GAME IS IT? | National Football Museum | 9 Jan - 1 Mar
This new exhibition at the NFM is one 'for the fans and by the fans', documenting the direct experience and emotional investment of football supporters from the UK, Spain, Turkey, Poland and Austria through images, quotes and video footage.
MANCHESTER'S BIG FASHION SHOPPING NIGHT | Phones 4U Arena | 10 Jan
Manchester’s Big Fashion Shopping Night on Saturday 10 January will showcase a number of fashion exhibitors to suit every possible taste. Taking place at the Phones 4U Arena, visitors can peruse endless exhibitors from small boutiques, high street fashion, vintage and retro clothing, accessories and beauty as well as take in the evenings spectacular show which will include catwalk shows, live music, style advice and beauty demonstrations.
ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS | The Lowry | Tue 13 - Sat 17 Jan
The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors embarks on its biggest ever tour of the UK and Ireland. This internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
AARON CARTER | Manchester Academy 3 | Weds 14 Jan
Sure, most of Aaron Carter's original fan base (predominantly teenage girls) of the early noughties have grown up now but his return to the stage is still expected to draw a large turn-out. Best known for his squeaky-clean pop hits I want Candy and Aaron's Party, the younger brother of Backstreet Boy's Nick Carter will showcase some new stuff. We suspect it's really , really good stuff too...
DIE ANTWOORD plus special guests | The Albert Hall | Fri 16 Jan
Granted, Die Antwoord are an odd, and at times a little scary 'rap-rave' duo, but their upcoming performance is sure to be an exciting one. Comprised of South African rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek, Die Antwoord's image forms part of a counterculture movement called 'zef'... no us neither.
THE LION KING | The Palace Theatre | Sat 17 Jan - Thu 22 Feb
With a cast of over 40 actors, singers & dancers, the story of The Lion King is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.
THE FRANKLYS | Night and Day Café | Sat 17 Jan
New Swedish/US/UK girl group, The Franklys are said to be 'fun-filled garage rock with a pop twist' and 'have a feminine edge which sets them apart from their more laddish contemporaries,' according to Clash magazine. They'll be performing at the Northern Quarter's long-standing music venue Night and Day Cafe.
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